The Homes (Fitness for Habitation Act) Now Helping Residential Tenant’s Chase Landlords With Damp etc
- Category: Condition & Repairs
This is a new piece of legislation coming into force to help short-term residential tenants chase a landed with issues like damp that simply make their residence inhabitable.
No more landlords burying their heads in the sand and creaming-in the rents whilst a tenant lives in a dive.
The legislation is basically an amendment to the core Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 through the Homes (Fitness for Habitation Act) - still using HHSRS (Housing Health & Safety Rating System) Regulations and the 29-core issues that make a place inhabitable for a tenant.
Damp is a popular one, bit there are other issues as well.
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